Notices

Rotherham Metro ASC A/B Graded Long Course Meet 2018

The Rotherham Metro ASC A/B Graded Long Course Meet 2018 is on Saturday, 20th January until Sunday, 21st January at the Ponds Forge International Sports Centre, Sheffield.

Details can be found on the age group competitions page.

Closing date is Thursday, 23rd November. Anyone interested contact Séamus Daly as soon as possible.
NOTE: Anyone representing Colne ASC in competition must adhere to its Competition Policy.

Annual Presentation

The Presentation will be taking place on Saturday, 16th December starting from 7:00pm at the Nelson Cricket Club.

The Presentation will take place from about 7:30pm, this will be followed by a buffet (ticket required) and disco.

Tickets are available at any Club session. Price is £6 per adult and £3 per child.

URGENT: Trophy Secretary Required

Our current Trophy Secretary Davina Barraclough has been unable to perform her duties, therefore we need a new Trophy Secretary.

The tasks of the Trophy Secretary are
  1. Collect ALL trophies from the previous years winners
  2. Ensure the Trophies are clean
  3. Take the Trophies for engraving
  4. Take the Trophies to the Presentation
  5. Responsible for the ordering of the medals
  6. Responsible for ordering the Most Improved Swimmer awards
  7. Nothing to do for at least 10 months of the year
Anyone who is interested will not be required to join the committee. They would be entitled to attend Committee Meetings throughout the year.

See Joan Croxall or a committee member if you think you can do the job.

Christmas Sprint Gala

The Christmas Sprint Gala is on Thursday, 7th December.
The warm-up starts at 6:50pm with the gala starting between 7:00pm and 7:10pm.
Everyone will do a single length of the pool for each of the four strokes.
There are age groups up from 6 years of age to the 16 plus age group.

Also there is the Parents/Teachers Christmas Sprint Challenge where they only have to do a single length (25m) using any stroke. They can do the other strokes if they are able.

The last event of the evening will be the Parent and Child Relay, one for Ladies and another for Gents. If there is only one child, they can swim twice.

So there are no excuses not to swim.

This competition is open to ALL members of the Club and INCLUDES parents and teachers.

The online entry for the sprint gala is open just click here
Alternatively you can download the forms from here

Sponsored Swim

Can all those swimmers who did the sponsored swim on Monday, 16th October and Thursday, 19th October, please return their sponsor monies by Thursday, 23rd November.

19th November: Monies raised so far is £878.90.

Directions Page

There is a Directions page which list all the pools that we visit, plus a few others. The directions are from the Pendle Leisure Centre using a link to Google Maps. Postcodes for the various pools have now been added.

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Lane Assignments

The current lane assignments for Monday and Thursday night are:

Monday Night Lanes
Thursday Night Lanes
Small Pool Classes

Lanes last updated: 16th July 2017

Headlines

Championship Gala Part Two

There were no records broken over the course of the evening.

There were 15 winners of the 24 trophies on offer with Charlotte Leigh, Daniel Fuggle and Lewis Fenwick each winning three events. With two wins a peice for Dominica Taylor and Max Harper.

Winning a single trophy were Amelia Redfearn, Eleanor Fuggle, Ethan Meggison, Kian Noon, Mia Dodman, Nicole Baxter, Olivia Taylor, Rachel Leigh, Ryan Burnett and Saskia Daly.

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Championship Gala Part One

There were no records broken over the course of the evening.

There were 15 winners of the 24 trophies on offer with Charlotte Leigh winning four events, followed by Jack Middleton on 3 wins. With Eleanor Fuggle, Eleanor Holgate, Daniel Fuggle and Lewis Fenwick winning two trophies apiece.

Also winning a single trophy were Dominica Taylor, Henry Manning, Isabelle Taylor, Jamie Higginbottom, Joshua Robinson, Kyran Denton, Matilda Critchley, Nicole Baxter and Ruairi Sweeney.

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Betty Petty Style Competition

There were a total of 27 children (11 boys and 16 girls) competing in the second part of the Betty Petty Style Competition. They were judged over two lengths their start, stroke, turn and finish for backstroke, breaststroke and frontcrawl.

The results for the 27 swimmers will be announced at the Annual Presentation on Saturday, 16th December at the Nelson Cricket Club.",

Friendly League

Colne lose in a close contest against Accrington at Pendle Lesiure Centre.

23rd October: Colne lose to Accrington at home.

9th October: Colne beat Great Harwood at home.

27th September: Colne lose to Burnley Bobcats away.

11th September: Colne beat Darwen away

17th July: Colne lose away at Great Harwood

12th June: Colne beat Burnley Bobcats at home.

22nd May: Colne beat Darwen at home.

24th April: Colne lose away to Accrington.

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Sponsored Swim

There were 46 people who did the sponsored swim on Monday, 16th October and Thursday, 19th October. The total amount of lengths each swimmer did can be viewed here.

A big thanks to all those who took part.

Marl Team Cup 2017

On Saturday, 30th September a team of eight girls along with three chaperones, headed off to Manchester Airport for their first leg of a German adventure. Soon they were all on board a flight to Marl in Germany.

The eight were Caitlin Harper, Grace Barker, Saskia Daly, Mia Dodman, Charlotte Leigh, Eleanor Fuggle, Rachel Leigh and Eleanor Root. They were escorted by Lindsey Harper, Jo Brown, and Liz Leigh.

So on Sunday, 1st October, representing Pendle's Twinning Association, the Colne ASC girls were taking on their counterparts from Marl and Creil, to compete in the Marl Team Cup, which was organised by the City Sports Association in Marl.

The teams competing along with Colne ASC were l'équipe de natation de la ville de Creil (Creil Swim Team, France) and the German teams of Bitterfelder Schwimmverein 1990 (swimming club) I and II, SC Coesfeld, Schwimmverein Haltern, and SG SSF Marl-Hüls I and II.

Between them the girls acheived 52 points as Colne finished 6th of the eigth teams. The winners were Bitterfelder Schwimmverein 1990 e.V. I who attained 160 points.

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Rotherham Metro September A/B Graded Meet

Two girls from Colne ASC travelled to the Ponds Forge International Sports Centre, Sheffield on Saturday, 23rd September to compete in the Rotherham Metro September A/B Graded Meet.

Saskia Daly swimming in the 12 years age group finished 6th in the 50m and 100m Freestyle events, was 10th in the 50m Breaststroke and 13th in the 50m Butterfly.

Mia Dodman swimming in the 13 years age group finished 13th in the 200m Freestyle, 15th in the 50m Freestyle and 50m Backstroke, and was 17th in both 50m butterfly and 100m Individual Medley events.

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World Masters Championships 2017

17th FINA World Masters Championships held in Budapest, Hungary. Philip Croxall swimming in 45-49 years age group.

15th August: 51st out of 99 100m Breaststroke 1:22.73
17th August: 49th out of 79 200m Individual Medley 2:43.84
19th August: 40th out of 61 200m Breaststroke 3:06.15
20th August: 26th out of 45 400m Freestyle 5:11.10

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Full Results are published on the official Results page.

Cherry Wilkinson Memorial Age Group Gala for June

The times for the June age group gala can be viewed here.

The Most Improved Swimmers for June are Ethan Meggison and Dominica Taylor.

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British Masters and Senior Age Group Championships

From Friday 16th June until Sunday 18th June there were hundreds of swimmers who travelled north to the sunny city of Aberdeen to take part in three days of competition at the British Masters and Senior Age Group Championships (50m) 2017. Amongst them were two swimmers from the Colne ASC Masters. Tony Catterall in the 70 to 74 years age group and Philip Croxall in the 45 to 49 years age group.

Tony finished first in the 1500m Freestyle, the 400m Freestyle, the 200m Backstroke and the 800m Freestyle, was second in the 400m Individual Medley and third in the 200m Individual Medley.

Philip finished third in the 200m Freestyle, the 200m Individual Medley, the 400m Freestyle and the 800m Freestyle, was 4th in the 200m Breaststroke and fifth in the 100m Breaststroke.

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Yorkshire SA Open Masters and Senior Age Group Championships 2017

On Saturday, 13th May, three members of the Colne ASC Masters Team travelled to the John Charles Centre for Sport in Leeds for the Yorkshire SA Open Masters and Senior Age Group Championships 2017.

Swimming in the 70 to 74 years age group Tony Catterall finished 1st in the 100m Backstroke and the 50m Backstoke, 2nd in the 200m Individual Medley and the 400m Freestyle, 3rd in the 200m Freestyle and 4th in the 100m Individual Medley.

Swimming in the 50 to 54 years age group Stephen Tyler finished 1st in the 50m Breaststroke, 2nd in the 100m Breaststroke and 4th in the 400m Freestyle.

Swimming in the 45 to 49 years age group Philip Croxall finished 1st in the 200m Individual Medley and the 100m Breaststroke, 2nd in the 100m Individual Medley and 4th in the 50m Breaststroke.

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Rotherham Metro Springtime Long Course Open Meet 2017

On the weekend of 6th and 7th May, there were two swimmers from Colne ASC that took part in the Rotherham Metro Springtime Long Course Open Meet 2017 held at the Ponds Forge International Sports Centre in Sheffield.

Saskia Daley swimming in the 12 years age group finished 8th in the 50m Freestyle, 9th in the 50m Butterfly and the 100m Freestyle, 25th in the 50m Breaststroke and 26th in the 50m Backstroke.

Mia Dodman swimming in the 13 years age group finished 14th in the 100m Backstroke, 18th in the 200m Freestyle, 20th in the 50m Butterfly and the 100m Freestyle, 22nd in the 50m Backstroke and 23rd in the 50m Freestyle.

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March Madness Meet 2017

There were two swimmers from Colne ASC taking part in the City of Sheffield Swim Squads' March Madness Meet 2017. This was a level 3 meet held at the Ponds Forge International Sports Centre in Sheffield.

Both Saskia Daly and Mia Dodman were swimming in a very competitive 11 and 12 years age group.

Saskia finished 15th in the 50m and 100m Freestyle events, 21st in the 50m Butterfly, 44th in the 50m Breaststroke and 58th in the 50m Backstroke.

Mia finished 16th in the 100m Freestyle, 24th in the 100m Backstoke, 29th in the 50m Butterfly, 31st in the 50m Backstroke and 53rd in the 50m Freestyle.

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North West Region Masters Championships

Two members of the Colne ASC Masters Team travelled to the Palatine Leisure Centre in Blackpool for the ASA North West Region Masters Championships 2017.

Swimming in the 45 to 49 years age group was Philip Croxall who finished 1st in the 800m Freestyle, 200m Backstroke, 400m Freestyle and 200m Freestyle and was 2nd in the 200m Individual Medley and 200m Breaststroke events.

Tony Catterall swimming in the 70 to 74 years age group finished 1st in the 50m Backstroke, 100m Individual Medley, 100m Breaststroke, 50m Breaststroke, 100m Backstroke and the 200m Breaststroke, and was 2nd in the 800m and 400m Freestyle events.

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Lancashire County Championships

The Championships were held at the Manchester Aquatics Centre on the weekends of 28th/29th January and the 4th/5th February.

Saskia Daly swimming in the 13 years age group finished 38th in the 50m Freestyle.

Miranda Bower swimming in the 17 years age group finished 3rd in the 200m Breaststroke, 10th in the 100m Backstroke, 39th in the 100m Freestyle and 3rd in the heats of the 50m Breaststroke and 4th in the final. She was also 19th in the 50m Freestyle, 10th in the 50m Backstroke and 2nd in the heats of the 100m Breaststroke in which she was 3rd in the Final.

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Cherry Wilkinson Memorial Age Group Gala for January

The times for the January age group gala can be viewed here.

The Most Improved Swimmers for January are Kyran Denton and Inaya Rashid.

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Rotherham Metro A/B Graded Meet 2017

There were two swimmers from Colne ASC taking part in the Rotherham Metro A/B Graded Meet 2017 held at the Ponds Forge International Sports Centre in Sheffield.

Saskia Daly swimming in the 12 years age group finished with 2 A Graded and 2 B Graded times. Her A Grade times were for a 4th place in the 50m Freestyle and a 11th in the 100m Freestyle. Her B Grade times were for 4th place in the 50m Butterfly and 9th in the 50m Breaststroke.

Mia Dodman also swimming in the 12 year age group finished with 2 A Graded and 3 B Graded times. Her A Grade times were for a 12th place in the 100m Freestyle and 14th in the 50m Backstroke. Her B Grade times were for 5th places in the 50m Butterfly and 100m Backstoke, and a 22nd in the 50m Breaststroke.

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Carlisle Masters Meet 2016

There was a single representative from Colne ASC at the Carlisle Masters Meet held at The Pools in Carlisle.
Philip Croxall swimming in the 45 to 49 years age group competed in 9 events. He finished 2nd in the 100m Breaststroke and 100m Butterfly, 3rd in the 50m Freestyle, 100m Freestyle, 50m Backstroke, 50m Butterfly, 100m Backstroke and 50m Breaststroke, and was 4th in the 100m Individual Medley.

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Harrogate Janus A/B Graded Meet 2017

There were two swimmers from Colne ASC taking part in the Harrogate Janus A/B Graded Meet 2017 held at the Hydro Pool in Harrogate.

Mia Dodman swimming in the 12 years age group achieved A Graded times in all her swims as she finished 6th in the 50m Butterfly and the 200m Freestyle, 8th in the 50m Freestyle, 12th in the 50m Backstroke and 14th in the 50m Freestyle.

Saskia Daly swimming in the 12 years age group achieved A Graded times in two of her swims as she finished 2nd in the 50m Freestyle and 4th in the 100m Freestyle. Her other swims only achieved B Grade as she finished 5th in the 50m Butterfly, 6th in the 50m Breaststroke and 9th in the 50m Backstroke.

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City of Leeds Christmas Cracker 2016

There were two swimmers from Colne ASC taking part in the City of Leeds Christmas Cracker 2016 held at the John Charles Centre for Sport in Leeds on the weekend of 17th/18th December. Mia Dodman and Saskia Daly were both competing in the 12 years age group.

Saskia finished 3rd in the 50m Freestyle, 9th in the 50m Butterfly, 18th in both the 50m Breaststroke and Backstroke events, 21st in the 100m Breaststroke, and was 24th in the 100m Freestyle.

Mia finished 7th in the 50m Butterfly, 8th in the 50m Freestyle, 11th in the 50m Backstroke, 19th in both the 50m Breaststroke and the 100m Backstroke, 22nd in the 100m Freestyle and 27th in the 200m Freestyle.

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Annual Presentation

The Annual Presentation was held at the Nelson Cricket Club on Saturday, 10th December. This was followed by a buffet and disco. Coach Andrew Croxall was the MC for the night, with musical support from DJ .

The Bramhill Memorial Trophy was presented to Emily Massey, who despite suffering from sight and hearing loss, went on to represent the Club in external competitions.

The John Dobbin Memorial Trophy was presented to Lewis Thompson.

The Betty Petty Style Trophy was presented to Jack Nevison and Olivia Taylor.

This was followed by the presentation of the trophies won at the the Championship Galas, and this included the announcement of the winner of the Spot-On Competition. The winner this year was Mia Dodman who got within 0.07 of her submitted time. Rachel Leigh was 2nd within 0.31 of a second and Eleanor Fuggle was 3rd within 0.40 of a second of her time.

The Two Alberts Trophy was presented to Andrew Higginbottom for his services to the Club. Throughout the year he has been teaching the small pool classes, and has even answered the call to swim for the Club in the Friendly League.

The age group winners of the Christmas Sprint Gala were given their awards including the winners of the Parent and Child races.

The Club Captains for 2015 were announced as Elliot Barker and Nicole Baxter, with the 2016 Junior Captains being Jack Nevison and Caitlin Harper.

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Christmas Sprint Gala

There were no less than three new records broken at the Christmas Sprint Gala. Eleanor Fuggle set a new time of 14.06 in 14 years Frontcrawl beating Emily Cott's time of 14.16 from 2007.

In the Ladies Frontcrawl for Parents and Teachers Jolene Dowling set a new time of 15.25 beating Lucy Cowgill's time of 15.94 from 2012.

In the Gents Breaststroke for Parents and Teachers Steve Jackson set a new time of 17.22 beating Andrew Higginbottom's time of 18.09 from 2015.

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Harrogate Autumn Meet 2016

On Sunday, 20th November, three swimmers from Colne ASC took part in the Harrogate District Swimming Club's 2016 Autumn Meet at the Harrogate Hydro.

Rachel Leigh (14) finished 1st in the 100m Breaststroke, 3rd in the 100m Freestyle, 4th in the 200m Freestyle and the 50m Freestyle, and 5th in the 50m Backstroke and 100m Backstroke.

Charlotte Leigh (12) finished 1st in the 100m Breaststroke, 3rd in the 50m Butterfly and the 200m Individual Medley, and 5th in the 100m Freestyle and the 50m Freestyle.

Saskia Daly (12) finished 2nd in the 100m Freestyle and the 50m Freestyle, 5th in the 50m Butterfly and 9th in the 50m Breaststroke.

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ASA Inter-County Masters Championships 2016

There were three members of the Colne ASC Masters Team swimming for Lancashire in the northern area ASA Inter-County Masters Championships held at the Palatine Leisure Centre in Blackpool.

Tony Catterall was swimming in the 65 years and over category in which he had two individual swims in 50m Breaststroke and 50m Backstroke, along with two relay swims.

Stephen Tyler was swimming in the 45 years and over category in which he had three relay swims.

Philip Croxall was also swimming in the 45 years and over category in which he had an individual 50m Butterfly swim plus a relay swim also doing Butterfly.

Championship Gala Part Two

There were no records over the course of the evening, but there were a couple of events within a second.

There were only 11 winners of the 24 trophies available, with three events not even contested as there were no 14 years and over boys competing.

The big winners on the night were Jacob Taylforth and Rachel Leigh who both one four trophies each. Winning two trophies each were Eleanor Fuggle, Kian Noon and Max Harper, with the remaining trophies being won by Amelia Redfearn, Charlotte Leigh, Daniel Fuggle, Emily Fenwick, Georgia Taylforth, Saskia Daly and Eleanor Holgate.

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Championship Gala Part One

There was a single record broken over the course of the evening as Rachel Leigh took almost a second of the old time for the Girls SC Taylor Shield 11 years and over 100m Breaststroke.

There were 12 winners for the 24 trophies on offer with Jacob Taylforth winning 5 events and his sister Georgia Taylforth winning 3. Kian Noon also won 3 events, with sisters Rachel and Charlotte Leigh winning 2 a piece.

Also winning two trophies were Eleanor Fuggle and Elliot Barker, whilst winning one trophy each were Kyran Denton, Max Harper, Mia Dowling, Olivia Taylor and Saskia Daly.

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Cherry Wilkinson 1947-2016

After a short battle with cancer, Cherry passed away on Tuesday, 8th November, at 5:30pm surrounded by her family. She had been a teacher at the Club since joining in 1989. She had also been the Club's Welfare Officer and represented the Club at various meetings around the County.

She always wanted to win, but just as important was giving all the children a chance to prove themselves. She was patient with the children as she taught them to swim. Even though she struggled with arthritis, she was always there, maybe a few minutes late, but she would be there.

Cherry will be missed by all who knew her.

Betty Petty Style Trophy

On Monday, 7th and Thursday, 10th November we held the Betty Petty Style Trophy competition in Lane One during the Club Session.
There were a total of 10 boys and 10 girls that participated in the first part of the competition. The swimmers were judged on their ability to perform a backstroke start and turn whilst swimming two lengths of backstroke. They then performed the grab start for the two lengths of breaststroke and used the track start for the two lengths of frontcrawl.

The results from both nights will be announced at the Annual Presentation on Saturday, 10th December, at the Nelson Cricket Club.

ASA National Masters and Senior Age Group Championships 2016

On the weekend of Friday the 28th to Sunday 30th October there was over 1200 swimmers descending on Sheffield for the ASA National Masters and Senior Age Group Championships (25m) 2016. Amongst them were two swimmers from the Colne ASC Masters Team. Tony Catterall was swimming in the 70 to 74 years age group and Philip Croxall in the 45 to 49 years age group.

Tony finished 1st in the 200m Backstroke, 100m Individual Medley and 800m Freestyle, he was 2nd in the 1500m Freestyle, and 200m and 400m Individual Medleys. And he finished 3rd in the 400m Freestyle.

Philip finished 5th in the 400m Freestyle, 7th in the 200m Breatstroke, 10th in the 200m Individual Medley, 11th in the 100m Individual Medley, 14th in the 100m Breaststroke and 16th in the 50m Breaststroke.

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Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting was held on Wednesday, 12th October at the Pendle Leisure Centre.

There are now three new committee members; Christine Alko, Mark Turner and Cara Taylor.

Small pool teacher Deryn Ashby will be taking over the Welfare Officer's position.

The new Trophy Secretary is Davina Barraclough, and Cara Taylor has agreed to become the new Team Manager.

Friendly League

Colne lost at home to Great Harwood by 4 points in an even contest.
29th September: Colne lose at home to Great Harwood
19th September: Colne win away at Todmorden
11th July: Colne win away at Darwen
16th June: Colne win at home to Darwen.
26th May: Colne win at home to Todmorden.
16th May: Colne lose away at Great Harwood.
21st March: Colne win at home to Accrington.
29th February: Colne win away to Accrington.

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ASA North East Region Masters Championships

On Sunday, 25th September, three members of the Colne ASC Masters Team were competing at the Hydro pool in Harrogate in the North East Region ASA Masters Championships. The results used an age adjusted formula to determine the winner in each event.

Tony Catterall (60+) finished 9th in the 400m Freestyle (2nd in age group), 17th in the 100m Butterfly (2nd in age group), 9th in the 200m Backstroke (3rd in age group), 17th in the 200m Individual Medley (2nd in age group), 8th in the 100m Backstroke (1st in age group), 18th in the 100m Breaststroke (4th in age group), 11th in the 200m Freestyle (2nd in age group) and 13th in the 100m Individual Medley (1st in age group)

Philip Croxall (45-49) finished 10th in the 400m Freestyle (2nd in age group), 12th in the 200m Individual Medley (2nd in age group), 16th in the 100m Breaststroke (1st in age group) and 11th in the 200m Breaststroke (2nd in age group).

Daniel Dawson (40-44) finished 31st in the 50m Breaststroke (4th in age group), 35th in the 50m Freestyle (6th in age group) and 21st in the 100m Breaststroke (2nd in age group).

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City of Sheffield Swim Squad 'Teaspoon' Gala

There were four member of Colne ASC taking part in the City of Sheffield Teaspoon Gala, held at the Ponds Forge International Sports Centre in Sheffield.

Saskia Daly (12) finished 25th in the 50m Butterfly, 22nd in the 50m Freestyle, 38th in the 50m Backstroke and 36th in the 50m Breaststroke.

Mia Dodman (12) finished 23rd in the 50m Butterfly, 31st in the 50m Freestyle, 33rd in the 50m Backstroke and 39th in the 50m Breaststroke.

Eleanor Fuggle (14) finished 13th in the 50m Breaststroke, 16th in the 50m Butterfly and 18th in the 50m Freestyle.

Daniel Fuggle (12) finished 17th in the 50m Freestyle, 15th in the 50m Backstroke and 14th in the 50m Breaststroke. Click here for results.....

Rotherham Metro A/B Graded September Meet

On Saturday, 24th September, there were two member of Colne ASC taking part in the Rotherham Metro ASC A/B Graded September Meet, held at the Ponds Forge International Sports Centre in Sheffield.

Saskia Daly (11) had finished 9th in the A Grade 200m Freestyle, 1st in the B Grade 50m Butterfly, 4th in the A Grade 50m Freestyle, 7th in the B Grade 50m Breaststroke, 8th in the B Grade 50m Backstroke and 7th in the A Grade 100m Freestyle.

Mia Dodman (12) had finished 4th in the B Grade 200m Freestyle, 4th in the B Grade 50m Butterfly, 3rd in the B Grade 100m Backstroke, 1st in the B Grade 50m Freestyle, 6th in the B Grade 50m Backstroke and 1st in the B Grade 100m Freestyle.

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Lancashire County Masters Championships

Two members of the Colne ASC Masters team travelled to the Palatine Leisure Centre, Blackpool.

Tony Catterall (70-74) finished 1st in the 100m Individual Medley, the 200m Freestyle, the 50m Backstroke, the 200m Backstroke, the 200m Breaststroke, the 100m Backstroke and in the 200m Individual Medley.

Philip Croxall (45-49) finished 1st in the 100m Breaststroke, the 100m Butterfly and the 100m Freestyle. He also finished 2nd in the 100m Individual Medley and the 100m Backstroke.

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Rotherham Metro A/B Graded Summer Meet

Two swimmers from Colne ASC took part in the Rotherham Metro A/B Graded Summer Meet 2016 at the Ponds Forge International Sports Centre, Sheffield. Saskia Daly managed 4 A Graded times which included a 2nd place in the 50m Freestyle, and Mia Dodman who managed a 1st, 2nd and 3rd of B Grade times in the freestyle events.

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Manchester Summer Open Meet

On Saturday, 9th July, 4 girls from Colne ASC competed in the Manchester Summer Meet 2016 held at the Manchester Aquatics Centre.

Charlotte Leigh (12 years) had a best finish of 4th in the 100m Breaststroke.
Saskia Daly (11 years) had a best finish of 5th in the 50m Freestyle.
Mia Dodman (12 years) had a best finish of 10th in the 100m Freestyle.
Rachel Leigh (14 years) had a best finish of 5th in the 100m Breaststroke.

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Cheshire County Masters Championships

On Saturday 9th July, two members of the Colne ASC Masters team took part in the Cheshire County Masters Championships at the Grand Central Pools in Stockport, which was held on the Saturday evening.

Philip Croxall competing in the 45 to 49 years age group finished 1st in the 400m Freestyle, 2nd in the 50m Breaststroke, 3rd in the 50m Freestyle, 4th in the 50m Butterfly and 5th in the 50m Backstroke.

Stephen Tyler competing in the 50 to 54 years age group finished 2nd in the 400m Freestyle and 50m Breaststroke events.

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June Age Group Gala

The times for the June age group gala can be viewed here.

The Most Improved Swimmers for June will be announced on Thursday, 7th July.

Micro League

25th June. Colne finished in fourth place. The gala was won by Prescott A from hosts Preston B, with Carnforth B in third place.

15th May. Colne finished in fourth place. The gala was won by Leyland from Preston B. In third place were hosts Garstang.

23rd April. Colne finished in fourth place. The top two teams were Carnforth and Lytham St. Annes who both finished first. In third place were Blackpool B.

19th March: Colne finish in fourth place in our home fixture, with Prescot winning the contest by 46 points. Lytham St. Annes finished in second place with Kirkham in third.

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Yorkshire SA Open Masters Championships

There were four members of the Masters Team taking part in the Yorkshire SA Open Masters Championships at the John Charles Centre for Sport in Leeds. Also it was the first time that Colne were able to field a relay team.

Tony Catterall (70-74) finished 1st in 200m Freestyle, 200m Individual Medley, 100m Backstroke, 400m Freestyle, 100m Individual Medley and 100m Freestyle, and was 2nd in 100m Breaststroke.

Philip Croxall (45-49) finished 1st in the 50m Breaststroke and 100m Individual Medley, was 2nd in the 200m Freestyle, 200m Individual Medley, 400m Freestyle and 50m Backstroke, was 4th in the 50m Freestyle and 5th in the 50m Butterfly.

Stephen Tyler (50-54) finished 1st in the 400m Freestyle, and 3rd in the 50m Breaststroke and 100m Breaststroke.

Daniel Dawson (40-44) finished 3rd in the 100m Breaststroke and 50m Backstroke, was 4th in 50m Breaststroke and 7th in the 50m Freestyle.

All four swimmers combined to compete in the 200 years plus Mens 4x50m Freestyle Relay in which they finished 2nd.

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Scottish National Masters Championships

Tony Catterall was the sole representation from Colne ASC to take part in the SASA National Masters Championships.
Competing in the 70 to 74 years age group he finished 1st in the 800m Freestyle, 400m Individual Medley, 200m Backstroke, 200m Individual Medley, 200m Freestyle, 50m Backstroke, 400m Freestyle and 100m Backstroke. He was 2nd in the 100m Freestyle, 100m Breaststroke, 100m Individual Medley, 200m Breaststroke and 50m Freestyle, and 3rd in the 50m Breaststroke.

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January Age Group Gala

The times for the January age group gala can be viewed here.

The Most Improved Swimmers for January will be announced on Monday, 8th February.

Annual Presentation

The Annual Presentation was held at the Nelson Cricket Club on Saturday, 12th December. This was followed by a buffet and disco. Coach Andrew Croxall was the MC for the night, with musical support from DJ Ed Munday.

The Bramhill Memorial Trophy was presented to Kaysie Mulligan and Maisie Rebanks, who both started the year in the small pool and have progress to the second class in the large pool.

The John Dobbin Memorial Trophy was presented to Ruby Starkie, who was unable to to put her face in the water earlier in the year, she overcame her fear and is now progressing quickly through the Club.

The Betty Petty Style Trophy was presented to Jac Smith-Shelley and Maria Massie.

This was followed by the presentation of the trophies won at the the Championship Galas, and this included the announcement of the winner of the Spot-On Competition. The winner this year was Andrew Danson who was Spot-On as he matched his submitted time. Eleanor Fuggle was 2nd within 0.04 of second and Amelia Redfearn was 3rd within 0.19 of a second of her time.

The Two Alberts Trophy was presented to Mark Ennis for his services to the Club.

The age group winners of the Christmas Sprint Gala were given their awards including the winners of the Parent and Child races.

The Club Captains for 2015 were announced as James Barker and Nicole Baxter, with the 2015 Junior Captains being Ben Wilson and Mia Dodman.

Christmas Sprint Gala

The Christmas Sprint Gala was held on Thursday, 3rd December. The Parent and Child relay race concluded the gala, but whilst there were plenty of Gents, the Ladies were adsent. In the Gents race which was won by Caitlin Noon and her Dad, they broke the record (30.78) from last year.

The only other record broken on the night, was done by Andrew Higginbottom in the Parent/Teacher age group. He set new a new mark for the Breaststroke (18.09) events.

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Betty Petty Style Trophy

There were only eight children taking part in this years Betty Petty Style Trophy.
They were Maria Massey, Caelyn Bell and Kaysie Mulligan for the girls and Jack Nevison, Adam Burridge, Henry Manning, Thomas Holgate and Jac Smith-Shelley for the Boys.

The winners will be announced at the Annual Presentation on Saturday, 12th December.

Championship Gala Part Two

There were no records broken on the evening of Thursday, 19th November, but there were on 10 different winners over the 24 trophy events.
Zak Smith-Shelley and Nicole Baxter each one four events, with Eleanor Fuggle and James Barker each winning two. Amelia Dugdale, Isabelle Taylor, Jack Nevison and Max Harper won two trophies apiece. Whilst Caitlin Noon and Jacob Taylforth just won a single trophy.

For those who entered the Spot On race, you will have to wait until the presentation on Saturday, 12th December to know who has won.

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Championship Gala Part One

There were no records broken on the evening of Monday, 16th November. Yet there was one race where there were three winners! Yes three winners as Jack Nevison, Henry Manning and Kian Noon all touched at the same time in the 10 years and under 25m Frontcrawl for the Stanley Hendley Trophy.

Over the 24 events swum for, there were 11 different winners, with Zak Smith-Shelley winning five of the events. Nicole Baxter, James Barker, Henry Manning and Eleanor Fuggle each winning three events. There was also trophy success for Amelia Dugdale, Braden Barraclough, Danielle Baxter, Georgia Taylforth, Grace Root, Jack Nevison, Kayia Cotterill, Kian Noon, Lola Dugdale and Max Harper as they each won an event.

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Blackpool Lights Meet 2015

On the weekend of Saturday, 31st October and Sunday, 1st November a team of 6 young swimmers from Colne ASC travelled to the Palatine Leisure Centre, Blackpool to compete in the Blackpool Lights Meet 2015. Colne's best performer was Zak Smith-Shelley who came away with a gold, 2 silvers and a bronze.

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ASA National Masters and Senior Age Group Championships

The ASA National Masters and Senior Age Group Championships (25m) 2015 were held at the Ponds Forge International Sports Centre, Sheffield over the weekend from Friday, 23rd October until Sunday, 25th October. Over 1200 competitors from around the country descended upon Sheffield for three days of competition with two from Colne ASC.

Philip Croxall was competing in the 45 to 49 years age group in 6 events over the three days. On the Friday he took part in the 200m Individual Medley where he finished 10th in 2:36.09 which was his best time for over 4 years. He then finished 8th in the 100m Breaststroke in a time of 1:18.07 again his best for over 4 years.
On the Saturday he started with a 5th place in the 400m Freestyle in a time of 4:47.26, which was followed by a 14th place in the 50m Breaststroke in 35.32 seconds, with both swims his best for over 4 years. Finally he finished 5th in the 200m Breaststroke in a time of 2:55.76, his best over the last 2 years.
His final event of the weekend took place in the 400m Individual Medley where he finished 7th in 5:43.58, which yet again was his best in the last 3 years.

Karen Driver was only competing in the 160 years plus 4 x 200m Freestyle relay for the Sub 160 Masters (Colne) where she was swimming with Nicola Latty, Sarah Collins and Jessica Wooddisse. They won their event in 9:22.16, but were unable to improve their own European Record as they missed out by 10 seconds on the time they set last year.

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ASA County Team Championships 2015

Miranda Bower, the Colne ASC swimmer who trains with the Burnley BOBCATS, was selected to swim for Lancashire in the ASA County Team Championships 2015 on Sunday, 18th October at the Ponds Forge International Sports Centre, Sheffield.
The reigning county champions Lancashire won a 14th consecutive title with 493 points with Yorkshire 2nd on 447 points and Somerset 3rd on 424 points.
Miranda was swimming in the 100m Breaststroke in the girls 14/15 years age group. She finished in 8th place with highly respectable time of 1 minute 13.59 seconds, which smashed her personal best for the event. In the process she achieved a qualifying time for the British Olympic Trials in April 2016.
Over the course of the year she has lowered her personal best by over 13 seconds!

Sponsored Swim

There were 37 people who did the sponsored swim on Monday, 12th October and Thursday, 15th October. The total amount of lengths each swimmer did can be viewed here.

A big thanks to all those who took part.

Friendly League

Colne lose away at Pioneer '79 in the last fixture of the season.

2nd October: Colne lose away to Pioneer '79.
10th September: Colne just lose at home to Ramsbottom.
30th June: Colne lose away to Ramsbottom.
19th March: Colne lose at home to Pioneer 79.

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ASANER Masters Championships 2015

On Sunday, 27th September Three members of the Colne ASC Masters Team travelled to the Hydro Pool in Harrogate for the ASA North East Region Masters Championships 2015.

Philip Croxall (45-49) finished 1st in the 100m Breaststroke and 100m Individual Medley, and was 2nd in the 50m Breaststroke, 100m Freestyle and 200m Individual Medley.

Daniel Dawson (35-39) finished 1st in the 50m Breaststroke, 7th in the 100m Freestyle, 5th in the 50m Freestyle, 3rd in the 100m Breaststroke in a new personal best time, and 4th in the 100m Individual Medley.

Stephen Tyler (50-54) finished 4th in the 50m Breaststroke, and 5th in the 100m Breaststroke and 50m Butterfly.

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Rotherham Metro A/B Grade Short Course Meet 2015

On 19th September, a group of 5 swimmers from Colne ASC travelled to the Ponds Forge International Sports Centre, Sheffield for the Rotherham Metro A/B Grade Short Course Meet 2015. Saskia Daly was the only Colne girl to achieve an 'A' Grade time, all the others were 'B' Grade times.

Danielle Baxter (13 years) best finish was 2nd in the 50m Freestyle.
Saskia Daly (10) best finish was an 'A' Grade 12th in the 50m Freestyle.
Mia Dobman (11) best finish was 7th in the 100m Freestyle.
Maria Massey (11) best finish was 7th in the 50m Backstroke.
Emily Massey (12) finished 15th in the 50m Freestyle but was ranked 1st in the Multi-Disability category.

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British Summer Championships (50m)

The British Summer Championships were held at the Ponds Forge Internation Sports Centre in Sheffield from 28th July to 2nd August.

Colne swimmer Miranda Bower (15 years) representing Burnley BOBCATS finshed 15th in the 50m Breaststroke in a time of 34.98 on Friday 31st July.

Miranda finished 9th in the heats of the 100m Breaststroke in a time of 1:15.21. In the final she lowered her time to 1:14.91 to finish 10th in a National Final on Sunday, 2nd August.

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ASA North West Region Masters Championships

The ASA North West Region held its Masters and Senior Age Group Championships at the Palatine Leisure Centre in Blackpool. Amongst the swimmers competiting was Club Chairman and Masters swimmer Philip Croxall.

Philip swimming in the 45 to 49 years age group finished 1st in the 200m Individual Medley and 200m Breaststroke, was 2nd in the 100m Individual Medley and 3rd in the 50m and 100m Breaststroke events.

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Lightwater Valley

On Saturday, 6th June, a group of 42 people comprising of swimmers and their families travelled to Lightwater Valley Theme Park for a day of fun.

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Micro League

20th June: Colne finish in second place in our home fixture, with Blackburn winning the contest by one point. Garstang trailed by a further 3 points in third place. Blackpool finished in a distant fourth place.

18th April: Colne finished 3rd in the fixture held at the Stretford Sports Village, Manchester. The winners were hosts Swim Trafford with Blackburn in second. Burnley Aquatics finished in 4th place.

28th March: Colne finished 3rd in the fixture held at the Salt Ayre Leisure Centre, Lancaster. The winners were a very strong Swim Trafford A with the hosts Carnforth in second. Lytham St. Annes finished in a distant 4th place.

14th March: Colne finished 3rd in the fixture held at the St. Peters Centre, Burnley. The winners were Garstang A with Kirkham in second, with only 10.5 points separating the first three teams. Burnley Aquatics finished in 4th place.

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Karen Driver Breaks World Record

Sub 160 ensured the 2015 British Masters and Senior Age Group Championships finished with a bang as they set a 4x200m Freestyle world record in Manchester.
The 160+ Yrs quartet of Sarah Collings, Karen Driver, Jessica Wooddisse and Nicola Latty touched in 9:27.55 – slicing nearly four seconds off the previous world marker, more than 13 seconds off the old European record and more than 21 seconds off their old British record.

British Masters Championships 2015

From Friday, 12th June until Sunday 14th June the British Masters and Senior Age Group Championships (50m) were held at the Manchester Aquatics Centre and there was a single representative from Colne ASC.

Philip Croxall (45-49) finished 3rd in the 800m Freestyle in a time of 10:32.63, which was a long course personal best.
He also finished 8th in the 200m Freestyle in 2:22.30, was 6th in the Individual Medley in 2:43.69, 7th in the 50m Breaststroke in 36.53, 6th in the 400m Freestyle in 5:02.23 and 11th in the 50m Freestyle.

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British Summer Championships

Miranda Bower has qualified for the 50m and 100m Breaststroke events at the British Summer Championships which will be held in July at the Ponds Forge International Sports Centre. Only the top 24 swimmers in each age group per event are entitled to compete.

Yorkshire Open Masters 2015

Two members of the Colne ASC Masters Team travelled to the John Charles Centre for Sport in Leeds for the Yorkshire SA Open Masters and Senior Age Groups 2015.

Daniel Dawson swimming in the 35 to 39 years age group finished 3rd in the 100m Freestyle, 4th in the 50m Breaststroke and 5th in the 50m Freestyle.

Philip Croxall swimming in the 45 to 49 years age group finished 2nd in the 50m Backstroke, 100m and 200m Individual Medley, 3rd in the 50m Butterfly, 4th in the 50m Breaststroke and 5th in the 50m Freestyle.

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Scottish National Masters Championships

On Friday, 24th and Saturday, 25th April the Scottish National Masters Championships 2015 were held at the Tollcross International Centre in Glasgow.

Philip Croxall (45-49) finished 1st in the 200m Breaststroke, 2nd in the 200m Individual Medley and 400m Freestyle events. He was also 3rd in the 200m Freestyle and 4th in the 200m Backstroke.

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BMSS Spring Sprint Meet 2015

On Saturday 25th April, Bolton Metro Swim Squad held their Spring Sprint Meet 2015 at the Jason Kenny Centre, Bolton One in Bolton. There were five swimmers from Colne ASC swimming.
Toby Green (11), Hannah McDonagh-Bond (12), Saska Daly (10), Mia Dodman (10) and Maria Massey (11).

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Lancashire County WP & SA Masters Sprint Meet 2015

On Saturday, 11th December, the Lancashire County Water Polo and Swimming Association held their Masters Sprint Meet 2015 at the Palatine Leisure Centre in Blackpool.

Philip Croxall swimming in the 45 to 49 years age group was representing Colne ASC. He finished 1st in the 100m Breaststroke, 2nd in the 100m Individual Medley, 100m Butterfly and 100m Backstroke and was 3rd in the 100m Freestyle events.

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City of Sheffield 'March Madness' Meet 2015

A team of 10 swimmers from Colne ASC travelled to the Ponds Forge International Sports Centre in Sheffield to take part in the meet. This proved to be a tough competition for the Colne swimmers, yet this brought the best out of them as virtually every swim ended up as a new personal best.
Competing were Amelia Dugdale (9 years), Mia Dodman (10 years), Saskia Daly (10 years), Isabel Redfearn (10 years), Maria Massey (11 years), Caitlin Noon (12 years), Danielle Baxter (12 years), Kian Noon (9 years), Elliott Barker (12 years) and James Barker (15 years).

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Lancashire County Championships 2015

The first two galas were held at the Picton Pool, Liverpool on the weekend of 28th February and 1st March, where Miranda Bower (15) finished 5th in the 200m Backstroke in a time of 2:35.85. The following day she finished 3rd in the heats of the 100m Backstroke in a time of 1:12.06. In the final she improved her time to 1:10.79 to finish 2nd. In the process she got a North West Region Qualifying time for the ASA North West Region (Summer) Championships in May.

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NWR Masters Distance Meet

The North West Region Masters Distance Meet 2015 was held at the Life Centre, Wigan on Sunday, 22nd February.

Philip Croxall (45-59) wins both the 400m Freestyle and 400m Individual Medley events in his age group.

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Wednesday, 6th December 2017:
There are 13 days until next Committee Meeting at the Pendle Lesiure Centre

Thursday, 7th December 2017:
There are 14 days until Christmas Sprint Gala (Entry Form) On-line Entry

Saturday, 16th December 2017:
There are 23 days until Annual Presentation and Disco at Nelson Cricket Club. Doors Open 7:00pm

Thursday, 25th January 2018:
There are 63 days until Cherry Wilkinson Memorial Age Group Gala for January

Thursday, 1st February 2018:
There are 70 days until next Swimming Club Trials for entry to Swimming Club.